7 key digital drivers that are transforming learning in financial services

By John Helmer October 15, 2018

Over the five years to 2017, according to research from PwC, banking saw a 19% shift towards digital interactions among its customers, accompanied by a 5% decrease in human interactions. Customers are migrating to digital and now expect ‘a digital experience’ from their financial institutions according to the report. Digital transformation is real and underway in a huge swathe of …

4 leadership skills to drive your digital transformation

By Guest Author September 14, 2018

In industries from banking to retail, media, logistics, manufacturing, education, professional services and life sciences, leaders are struggling to face up to new disruptive, technology-driven business models. Although the word ‘disruption’ has negative connotations, in the context of digital transformation, if addressed effectively, disruption can bring enormous positive benefits. But this can only happen with strong leadership, and this raises …

Infographic: The When, What and How of Employee Learning

By Maureen Gleeson September 12, 2018

We recently conducted research to gather insights into the learning habits of me:time users. Check out our infographic to find out what people are learning, when they are learning and more…

Taking the pulse of leadership development

By Guest Author September 10, 2018

David Wells of the FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance and writer, editor, commentator, speaker and broadcaster Bob Little review the findings of the Corporate Learning Pulse (an independent study of  attitudes among high-ranking executives, commissioned by FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance). What do these findings tell us about shifting attitudes towards the long-term benefits of learning and leadership …

Powering digital transformation in learning

By Guest Author September 07, 2018

Mark Cobain, Learning Technologies Manager at npower, shares his thoughts on the digital learning transformation he’s witnessed and the conclusions he has come to following the changes they’ve made at npower over the last few years.  1 It absolutely pays to work with your IT department from the outset. You get a supported service that makes it easy for people to …

5 ways to build continuous learning into your workflow

By Guest Author August 22, 2018

Stephen Walsh of Anders Pink makes the case for continuous learning as the way to stay relevant in the new organisation. ‘It doesn’t matter what you knew yesterday, it’s how you’re going to find out what’s worth knowing tomorrow’…. 1 Have a goal You have to want to. If the basic motivation to learn something new isn’t there, no amount of …

How learning technologies are changing to suit the self-directed learner

By Maureen Gleeson August 10, 2018

Duncan Barrett, Head of Product at Lumesse Learning, explains how learning technologies are increasingly being influenced by consumer behaviour. Content discovery vs. pull At a broad level the key element for the direction of learning technologies is around content discovery. For this to work it is informative to look at how we behave in our non-work lives, and the ways …

Learning and Development in the gig economy

By Rachel Cook July 26, 2018

Changes in the pattern of employment will have a significant impact on learning, recent research indicates. In many cases these effects are being felt already. L&D professionals need to make preparations now, so as not to be caught on the back foot.  Seismic changes are shaking the world of work. A shift is seen in the relationship between organisations and …

Have you got a non-learning culture?

By Peter Williams July 24, 2018

Trying to create a learning culture is a widespread challenge. In research released at the end of November 2017, ‘How Can L&D Managers “Learn to Learn”?’, Towards Maturity found that while 91% of managers want to learn, only 61% claim they have the time to do so. An organisation that can’t find the time to learn doesn’t have a learning …